Police are investigating former Whanganui mayor Michael Laws after an allegation of child assault was made against him.
A Christchurch father has been discharged without conviction before trial over a case that could have tested New Zealand's anti-smacking laws.
Smacking children may be creeping back into favour following Government assurances that police will not prosecute parents for "light smacks", according to a new survey.
Along with giving the kids a doll's house, a my little pony, or whatever it is they might want this Christmas, apparently it's okay to give them a light, open-handed smack too.
John Key says a new review gives parents the go-ahead to lightly smack their children without the fear of prosecution.
Organisers of past referenda ignored by governments have lent their weight to Saturday's march over the anti-smacking referendum.
A property manager who is spending $450,000 on a march against the smacking law hopes it will be the biggest protest march in NZ history.
A march to protest the Govt's lack of action following the so-called anti-smacking referendum has been announced.
The retirement of Green firebrand Sue Bradford this week is exposing hidden rifts in the party.